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Job fairs and business networking sessions set for Peace region

Events scheduled for Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd and Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN – The B.C. Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions in the Peace region in October.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for job seekers and businesses from local and Aboriginal communities to meet with BC Hydro's contractors and other regional employers, including Site C worker accommodation and site preparation contractors.

Representatives from employment and skills training resources, such as WorkBC, Employment Connections and Northern Lights College, will also be in attendance.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of resumes. No registration is required for job fairs.

Registration is required for the business-to-business networking sessions. Attendees can register at bcchamber.org/events.

The job fairs and business networking sessions will take place in the following communities:

Community Date Times Location
Tumbler Ridge October 5 Job fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Networking session: 3 to 6 p.m.
Trend Mountain Hotel & Conference Centre
Conference Centre
375 Southgate St., Tumbler Ridge
Chetwynd October 6 Job fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Networking session 1: 2 to 4 p.m.
Networking session 2: 5 to 7 p.m.
Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre
Cottonwood Hall
4552 North Access Rd., Chetwynd
Fort St. John October 7 Networking session 1: 2 to 4 p.m.
Networking session 2: 5 to 7 p.m.
Pomeroy Hotel
Ralph Pomeroy Room
11308 Alaska Rd., Fort St John
Fort St. John October 8 Job fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pomeroy Hotel
Ralph Pomeroy Room
11308 Alaska Rd., Fort St John

BC Hydro is partnering with the following organizations to deliver the job fairs: the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, WorkBC, the Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

Please visit the Site C project website for more information at sitecproject.com.

Quotes

Jon Garson, Vice President, Policy Development & Government Relations, B.C. Chamber of Commerce
"It is great to see that the construction of Site C, which has been underway for 60 days, is already creating jobs and business opportunities for communities and Aboriginal groups in the Peace region. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support BC Hydro in their mandate to support local hiring and create opportunities in the Peace region."

Hon. Mike Bernier, MLA, Peace River South
"These job fairs and business-to-business networking sessions build on our commitment to bring jobs and opportunities to Tumbler Ridge and the Peace region. I encourage people and businesses interested in Site C to attend a job fair and business networking session."

Pat Pimm, MLA, Peace River North
"The jobs fairs and business networking sessions are an excellent opportunity for local workers and businesses to meet contractors and build relationships. Ultimately, the purpose of these events is to help people and businesses in the Peace region participate and benefit in the construction of Site C. I am very committed to seeing local workers be considered for employment opportunities and this is a good first step."

Contact:
BC Hydro Media Relations
p. 604 928 6468